Jamaican Festival Doughnuts

Cooking Clarified and KidCulture have teamed up to bring you a month of doughnuts! You’ll get recipes here and the background on all of the delicious doughnuts from around the world at KidCulture. Check back each weekday in April for doughnut facts & recipes.

Jamaican Festival Doughnuts

Festivals are served with Jamaican dishes to counteract their spiciness. Learn more about Jamaican Festivals at Kidculture.com.


¾ cup flour
¾ cup cornmeal
1 tablespoon butter, softened
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ cup sugar
Pinch nutmeg
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup water
1 teaspoon lime juice

Canola or vegetable oil, for frying



Combine the flour, cornmeal, butter, baking powder, sugar, nutmeg and salt in the bowl of an electric mixer. Gradually add the water and lime juice, mixing just until a slightly sticky dough forms.

Heat at least 2 inches of canola oil to 375 degrees Fahrenheit in a large pot.

Roll the dough into small sausage shapes, about 2-inches long and add to hot oil. Fry the festivals until golden brown. Remove from oil and drain on paper towel-lined sheet trays.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.